Thursday, February 9, 2012

First World Glow

Awakening this morning, I trudge down the stairs and start the coffee and tea kettle. I look down the long hallway and see a light bath casting from Daughter's room into the hallway. I marvel that Daughter is awake even before me, the early riser. At 5:50 a.m., she is already...


...screech.


Wait a minute, damn it, Daughter is banned from all electronic devices for the month of February, thanks to her "forgetting" to use the landline to exchange the near-constant murmurs of love with her boyfriend. Murmurs that cost 40 cents a minute on the cell phone once we have hit our shared-minute ceiling.


I march down the long hallway to see what device she has secreted into her room and is now defiantly using.


What I find is an angelic teen sound asleep, bathed in the glorious light of a near-full moon. The light, while bright, is thankfully not bright enough to illuminate my red-faced reaction to my obvious miscalculation.


2 comments:

Jenny said...

It is amazing how much we assume things, isn't it?? I taught for many years and I would often see teachers assume the kids are doing something wrong....without just taking a minute to ask. Thank you for this reminder!!

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Leanne said...

I have a teen daughter. I would have done/thought the EXACT same thing. But at 5 am, I'm glad for both of you it was just the moon, I mean who wants to fight at that time?

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